Find Grief Therapists & Counselors in Riverside, IL.

 

There are few things worse than losing a loved one or friend. Grief can leave you reeling and throw your mental health for a loop, leading to depression, stress, anxiety, and more.

Unaddressed grief can influence your life for years. That’s why it is best to consider professional help to help you grieve. Whether you are located in downtown Riverside, the suburbs of Riverside, other nearby places such as Berwyn, Hines, or anywhere else in Illinois, Mental Health Match can help you easily find an experienced therapist or counselor who best meets your needs.

Symptoms and Stages of Grief

Everyone experiences grief differently, but there are some common symptoms of grief that signal you should seek help:

  • You blame yourself for your loved one’s passing.
  • Your grief is so profound that you find it difficult to keep up with your everyday routine (getting out of bed, showering, going to work, etc.)
  • You purposely isolate yourself.
  • You have unexplained new anger, anxiety, or depression.
  • You turn to alcohol, drugs, or sex to numb or distract from your loss.

The 5 stages of grief include:

  • Denial
  • Anger
  • Bargaining
  • Depression
  • Acceptance

You may not experience grief in this specific order. You may also feel disenfranchised grief, which is grief that does not fit into societal norms of what you should be grieving. Disenfranchised grief can include grief for a pet, a lost dream, a breakup, infertility, or more. No matter what type of grief you are experiencing, your symptoms may look different from those in the above list.

To learn more about grief types and stages, read licensed therapist Keiko Wolfe’s article on how to move through grief. You can also check out our founder’s personal story of how therapy helped him move from grief to growth.

Get Grief Counseling Today!

A grief therapist can provide much-needed support for you as you go through the stages of grief and find your footing again. And with Mental Health Match, finding a qualified grief therapist is easy! Start by browsing grief experts below or by using our free therapist matching tool.

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Christine Spuhler
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We will explore a broad array of interventions as you guide me toward what works best for you. We are all unique selves and through exploration using various tools we are able to address differing aspects and needs.


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Together, we will:

We will explore a broad array of interventions as you guide me toward what works best for you. We are all unique selves and through exploration using various tools we are able to address differing aspects and needs.

Something to know about my approach is:

Interventions will include CBT activities and worksheets, attachment therapies, mind-body work, psychodynamic interventions, drawing and art, EMDR, among others.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Grief counseling
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self Esteem & Confidence Issues
  • Trauma
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Christine Spuhler remote and phone therapy in Illinois
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Dr. QuaVaundra Perry
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Explore the nature and quality of your past/current relationships. Identify limiting thoughts that prevent you from showing up as your best self. Discuss ways your faith helps/hurts your current situation (if requested).


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Together, we will:

Explore the nature and quality of your past/current relationships. Identify limiting thoughts that prevent you from showing up as your best self. Discuss ways your faith helps/hurts your current situation (if requested).

Something to know about my approach is:

I work from a psychodynamic and interpersonal perspective, which simply means I believe childhood and early relationships can impact our current mood and the way we interact with others.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Caregiver Stress
  • Depression
  • Faith and Spirituality
  • grief
  • High-Functioning Depression
  • Interpersonal Problems
  • Life Transitions
  • Relationship Conflict
  • Relationship Distress
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Dr. QuaVaundra Perry remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin
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Dr. Janet Civitelli
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Tackle whatever challenges you are facing. My style focuses mainly on talk therapy, and some clients find journaling between sessions to be helpful.


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Together, we will:

Tackle whatever challenges you are facing. My style focuses mainly on talk therapy, and some clients find journaling between sessions to be helpful.

Something to know about my approach is:

My approach draws from several orientations: attachment, psychodynamic, coaching psychology, narrative, interpersonal, and systems.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Burn Out
  • Career
  • Career Counseling
  • Career Transitions
  • Coping Skills
  • Family of Origin
  • Health
  • Health Anxiety
  • Insomnia and Sleep Problems
  • Stress
  • Work-Life Balance
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Dr. Janet Civitelli remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia
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Amy Ceshker
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Amy believes that it IS possible to learn to give yourself the gift of grace, incorporate new skills and move towards realistic changes for a meaningful life.


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Amy believes that it IS possible to learn to give yourself the gift of grace, incorporate new skills and move towards realistic changes for a meaningful life.

Something to know about my approach is:

Amy believes that everyone has “junk” aka trauma or turmoil that has negatively impacted their lives.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Grief counseling
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Amy Ceshker remote and phone therapy in Illinois
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Christine Henry
Together, we will:

Explore how your past is impacting your present, find new ways to cope with emotions, and figure out what goes wrong in your relationships so they can be healthy and more satisfying.


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Together, we will:

Explore how your past is impacting your present, find new ways to cope with emotions, and figure out what goes wrong in your relationships so they can be healthy and more satisfying.

Something to know about my approach is:

Together we will not just treat your symptoms, rather we will dig deep down to figure out the root of your issues so you stop repeating old patterns.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adult Children of Alcoholics
  • Career Stress
  • Complex Trauma
  • Early childhood trauma and its adult manifestations
  • Grief counseling
  • Highly Sensitive People
  • Identity Issues
  • Neurodivergence
  • Pet Loss
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Christine Henry remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin